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a bit for me

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The holiday shopping season has officially begun. This past weekend has been all about shopping for the kids, but I did manage to spend some time at the Anthro sale bins to rummage through the books. I picked up a few lovely ones with colorful illustrations and patterns. I really love the Nigel Peake book of illustrations. His line drawings are so wonderful. The Secret Garden will be a sweet edition for one of the […]

girl, interrupted

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Books / jewelry

Belated birthday presents from me to me. A haute pink fashion coloring book and interrupted hoops from Anthropologie. I’m editing down my vast jewelry collection that have been accumulating over the past years and keeping only my favorites. I must be getting older because I prefer classic, minimal pieces these days as opposed to gaudy and bohemian. These hoops are just lovely and you can never go wrong with a great pair of gold hoops […]

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I had to get my ass out of the house today. A huge wave of lethargy had overcome me but nothing a trip to the bookstore couldn’t cure. Spent an hour or so at Half-Price and I actually needed to use those mini shopping carts to carry my load around. This turned out to be a hazardous idea because shopping cart=more space=more books. I really had difficulty putting back a handful of books I wanted. […]

sweet mail

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Books / snail mail

Just received some more goodies in the mail today. This year is going to be the internet Christmas shopping year for me. 1. Because I’m addicted to Amazon, and 2. it’s so damn convenient! Issue 4 to add to the collection, and some art books for more inspiration. I’ve been occupied with the new Sherlock Holmes series on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater, but I think tonight’s a good time to get started on those McSweeney’s I’ve […]

these old things

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Books / Vintage

Spent my Saturday running “errands,” but ended up shopping. [  I’m hiding my credit card tomorrow. ] I couldn’t resist this beautiful beaded purse from Retropolis to add to my collection of “old lady” handbags. Vintage Dior and Bally quilted purse were gifts. Also picked up some awesome goodies from Half Price. The Cabinet of Natural Wonders and two John James Audubon books all with watercolor illustrations and colored plates. There are some really creepy […]

McSweeney’s and then some

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I’m just a horrible person. I went to the bookstore in search of books for Christmas presents this year and found these McSweeney anthologies. But now I think I love them too much to give away. You know how I love a good book cover. I feel greedy :( but also really kind of ecstatic!  Well, I did manage to grab some books for my sister’s housewarming gift. Some of her favorite authors and a […]